William Flynt Nichols

William Flynt "Bill" Nichols ( born October 16, 1918 Monroe County, Mississippi, † 13 December 1988, Washington DC ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party.


Nicols was first elected to the Senate of Alabama and in the House of Representatives from Alabama. In 1966, he beat the Republican Glenn Andrews in the election for the House of Representatives of the United States. Four years later, Andrews stepped in again to Nichols, but was defeated a second time. Overall Nicols denied from 1967 until his death eleven terms as representative of the state of Alabama.

In 1986 he worked with Barry Goldwater, the Senator from Arizona, the Goldwater -Nichols Act.